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Venue

The summer school will take place in the Athens University History Museum, situated beneath the imposing heights of the Acropolis with a panoramic view of Plaka, the Ancient Agora, the Athens Observatory and the Lycabbetus Hill.

Address: Tholou 5, Plaka, 105 56 Athens

Hotels

As Athens is a popular destination during summer, accommodation availability is quite risky! Please make sure that you book your accommodation as early as possible.

Our suggestions, based on price and availability:

Athens Way Hotel – situated in the city centre near Metro Station Panepistimio

President Hotel – situated near Metro Station Ampelokipoi

Small note: We suggest booking your hotel room from a website such as Booking.com in case you face any difficulties regarding availability on the hotels’ own websites.

Link to the map

Map

Transportation

Reaching the city centre from the Airport:

Information on ticket prices for transportation can be found here.

From the airport you can go to your hotel via metro, bus or taxi. We propose that you take the metro but we give you details for all possibilities.

Athens Metro link

The Airport is accessible via Metro Line 3 (blue line) – “Athens International Airport-Egaleo”.

Airport single ticket price: 8 €
There is also accessibility for Disabled Passengers.

Bus link

Airport Service from the Athens Urban Transport Organization
Take the X95 Athens Airport Express – Syntagma bus line from the Airport (average travelling time 70′).

Taxi

The airport is accessible by taxi on a 24-hour basis. Passengers reaching the Airport disembark at the Departures level, where they can proceed directly to the check-in counters. When leaving the airport, please make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level.

Prebooked taxis are provided upon request and make use of the inner curb of the Arrivals Level as a staging area.
The fare from Athens airport to Athens centre is fixed:
Day time (05:00-24:00) 35 €
Night time (24:00-05:00) 50 €

You may find more details here.

Some more information about the Athens Metro

Travelling from and to the airport
You can download a high resolution map here.

Metro Map

The Athens Metro network has three lines: Line 1 (ISAP or Μ1), and Lines 2 and 3 (Μ2 and Μ3).
For the hotels closer to our meeting venue the nearest metro station is Syntagma (blue line) and Acropolis (red line).
Green line-ISAP: Piraeus – Kifissia
Line 1 – ISAP (Μ1) is a key link between the port of Piraeus and the northern suburbs of Athens via the city centre. The station at Maroussi (Neratziotissa) is an interchange station between the Metro (ISAP or M1), the Suburban Railway (Proastiakos) and the Attiki Odos motorway.
Red line: Anthoupoli – Elliniko
Metro Line 2 connects western and southern Athens. The latest additions to the metro system are Anthoupoli station, serving the western suburbs, and Elliniko station, serving the southern suburbs.
Blue line: Egaleo – International Airport
Metro Line 3 connects the city centre with the northern suburbs (Halandri and Doukissis Plakentias stations) and with the International Airport.

Tourist information

Please take a look here for more information about Athens. If you want any further recommendations, please ask us.

If you meet any difficulties, please contact the local organiser, Eliza Papaki, Scientific Associate, Digital Curation Unit-IMIS, Athena RC at e.papaki@dcu.gr.


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